As I mentioned in the post announcing this series, we are going to be doing three live chats as part of the ReadWriteWeb Solution Series. The first live chat will be focused on The Changing Nature of Storage Virtualization at 10 a.m. PDT on Sept. 20. This live text chat system is a new way for us to communicate with you and we're hopeful you find the conversation informative and add your own comments and reactions.

The discussion will be led by our very own David Strom with three experts from our partner NetApp - Jean Banko, Vaughn Stewart and Nick Howellin - and Wen Yu from VMware. Some of the topics we plan to discuss include:

  • How do you allocate storage appropriately when you don't know what your needs are?
  • How important is thin provisioning for your storage solution, and where do these features need to be integrated?
  • Does your backup solution need to be virtualization-aware?

We'd love to hear from you about other topics you'd like to discuss. Please join us.